Frye Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Frye Announces New Chief Operating Officer

HICKORY – Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, has appointed Lindy White as Chief Operating Officer of Frye Regional Medical Center, effective Jan. 23, 2023.

White assumed operational oversight of the financial performance, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations of several hospital departments. In addition to providing advice to various department directors, White will advise Frye Regional’s leadership team on health care policy, planning and personnel matters. She started at Frye Regional as interim COO in November 2022.

“I am delighted to officially appoint Lindy as Chief Operating Officer,” said Philip Greene, MD, CEO of Frye Regional Medical Center. “Lindy is a dynamic healthcare executive with a strong commitment to patient and family centered care. She has demonstrated success in areas such as team building, service line development and operational improvement for hospitals in Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. We are lucky to have Lindy on our team.

White has three decades of experience in health care financing and executive leadership. She began her career as an accountant at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, where she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and then CEO. During her career, White served as chief financial officer and CEO of hospitals in several health systems, including Lifepoint Health’s Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Before returning to Lifepoint Health last year, White served as president of Ballad Health’s northwest region and CEO of Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee. While there, she was recognized as one of Becker’s “Rural Hospital CEOs to Know 2022”.

“I am extremely impressed with Frye Regional’s caring and caring culture and the team’s unwavering passion for providing our patients and our community with access to safe, high-quality care,” said White. “Our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and other staff have shown remarkable resilience and acceptance of the challenges they faced in the post-pandemic healthcare environment.

“I am proud to be part of a team that is now focused on growing and developing Frye into a regional referral center while continuing to deliver the best patient outcomes with compassion and integrity. It’s an honor to work alongside Dr. Greene and this entire leadership team – and it’s a true honor to be back with Lifepoint Health,” said White.

White received his master’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. White is also a member of The Advisory Board Company.

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